A letter to Melkite Clergy, the virus codenamed COVID-19 is real
The first thing that must be said, and said without equivocation, is that the biological cause of the present pandemic, a virus codenamed COVID-19, is real. This virus is as real as any other microbiological pathogen that has assailed humanity throughout the millennia.
A Pastoral Letter for Easter, Holy and Glorious Pascha, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“And Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” (Luke 24:36)
Several individuals both ancient and modern have been credited with the adage, “In war the first casualty is truth.” And we might add that the second casualty is invariably language. Currently, much in vogue is the word “unprecedented.”